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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,109
Posted By Corbets
Jealous

I'm jealous of those of you who've gotten to do this school; it's definitely on my bucket list. Looking at doing the school near the German / Danish border, but I don't think Keith attends the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 184,001
Posted By Corbets
Maybe your American bikes have a different...

Maybe your American bikes have a different system, but European models definitely count down, even after the reserve light comes on (which happens around 50-60 km left). Here, I copied and pasted the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 184,001
Posted By Corbets
Not sure what you're smoking there boy, the fuel...

Not sure what you're smoking there boy, the fuel guage indicator counts down to empty from about half a tank, doesn't have any relation to the low fuel light. Started around 145 (I was riding high...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 184,001
Posted By Corbets
I ran my baby down to 1km left on the tank today,...

I ran my baby down to 1km left on the tank today, after a total 400ish km tour. What a blast, the F800R rocks - and winning the game of tank chicken was just a perfect way to end it. ;) 16.18 liters...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,878
Posted By Corbets
Not only technically improper, but a punishable...

Not only technically improper, but a punishable traffic offense here in Switzerland. Nobody, and I mean nobody, passes on right here.
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 184,001
Posted By Corbets
Go with the PR3s. You've probably read on the...

Go with the PR3s. You've probably read on the f800forums that everyone loves them (except one guy here, I think, who says they almost killed him) but they are so much better than the stock tires on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-29-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By Corbets
Agreed. I took the M/C test in Switzerland, and...

Agreed. I took the M/C test in Switzerland, and it's FAR more involved than anything in the States (I've had friends do it there). Not even in the same league. And I've heard that Germany's is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 41,390
Posted By Corbets
If I'm wearing tight leather motorcycle pants, my...

If I'm wearing tight leather motorcycle pants, my "gun" is pretty visible, thank you.
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 184,001
Posted By Corbets
Hey Pete, nice write up! I feel exactly the same...

Hey Pete, nice write up! I feel exactly the same about mine (pushing 2 years old now), and the PR3s I put on last summer are heavenly. I do prefer the white, though. :D
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,302
Posted By Corbets
They also have speed limits. Approximately 80kph...

They also have speed limits. Approximately 80kph on most roads. :rofl
Forum: Face plant 12-31-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,103
Posted By Corbets
Perfectly real and intelligent. If they can't get...

Perfectly real and intelligent. If they can't get anything to nail the guy on, and they know it, then they're better off spending their limited resources elsewhere.

It's a shame, and I hope they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,659
Posted By Corbets
Generally, mine. ;-) But other than that,...

Generally, mine. ;-)

But other than that, I've heard a lot of good things about the little ninja.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,264
Posted By Corbets
Ok guys, I'm still a bit of a newb here (bit less...

Ok guys, I'm still a bit of a newb here (bit less than 2 years experience). And I've got ABS, so I don't have as much braking practice as might be ideal.

But isn't the idea to keep the foot hard...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,021
Posted By Corbets
See Dakez, this why I like reading your posts....

See Dakez, this why I like reading your posts. :y0!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 22,881
Posted By Corbets
I wish everyone posted as coherently as you. We...

I wish everyone posted as coherently as you. We have a couple people on both "sides" that are as convinced of their righteousness as most people are of their religion, but you make pretty strong,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 22,881
Posted By Corbets
I'm a bit behind in responding - silly...

I'm a bit behind in responding - silly 14-hr-per-day job - but yes, I learned. I don't like abs kicking in - I feel like I've done something wrong and dangerous.

Additionally, while hitting the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 22,881
Posted By Corbets
My F800R has ABS. When shopping for bikes, it was...

My F800R has ABS. When shopping for bikes, it was not the deciding factor, but it played in strongly.

Why? Cuz I'm a newb. I know my limits. I know I stupidly exceed them. Twice this summer I had...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7,868
Views: 1,170,438
Posted By Corbets
Bmw k1300r

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/219848/images/01bmw-k1300-r.jpg

That's the one. They don't make it in that color any more, so maybe I'll go with the green or whatever it is they make next,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,331
Posted By Corbets
Well, that explains it. This version is a very...

Well, that explains it. This version is a very nice looking bike, but I was asking myself when I clicked the thread, "What's special about a naked FZ1? Aren't they all naked?" ;) Didn't know you guys...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 47,436
Posted By Corbets
Does my baby count? They call her naked, but...

Does my baby count? They call her naked, but she's got a little plastic on her...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 184,001
Posted By Corbets
I go with the factory center stand myself. Quite...

I go with the factory center stand myself. Quite happy with it. When I did my "basics" training course, even the instructors were amazed by how easy it is to put it up on the center stand (though, as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,880
Posted By Corbets
I haven't figured out how to ride from...

I haven't figured out how to ride from Switzerland to Nashville yet, otherwise I'd consider it. ;-)
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 44,720
Posted By Corbets
So: how are you enjoying it? :freaky I went...

So: how are you enjoying it? :freaky

I went teutonic for all of the reasons above, plus fit - Germans build bigger bikes, or at least bikes that fit bigger people better. ;) But it was definitely...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 24,385
Posted By Corbets
I don't think the term "accident" applies to this...

I don't think the term "accident" applies to this one! :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,817
Posted By Corbets
"If the other option is sitting at home safe and...

"If the other option is sitting at home safe and looking smug while some motorcyclist bones my wife, well, I'll take the occasional broken foot, thanks."
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 184,001
Posted By Corbets
Nah, they just store the fuel in the tires...

Nah, they just store the fuel in the tires instead of wasting valuable space with all that air!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,880
Posted By Corbets
This is a great thread! I've been riding about a...

This is a great thread! I've been riding about a year and 3500km on a learner's permit, as the Swiss system is a little different (I also have about 20 hours experience with an instructor two-up on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,895
Posted By Corbets
Heh. I was about to post that I was kind of...

Heh. I was about to post that I was kind of surprised, it sounds like a rather difficult test, about like where I live (keeping in mind that I haven't taken the test yet, I've had my learner permit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 101,689
Posted By Corbets
I started riding a month before my 31st birthday....

I started riding a month before my 31st birthday. That was a year ago.

2. What was your first bike?
A brand new BMW F800R. Advantage to starting late is that costs are much less of an issue than...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,460
Posted By Corbets
I can only recommend my F800R (pic not me). Get...

I can only recommend my F800R (pic not me). Get it with the higher seat option and it's quite ok; I'm 6'4" and did 6 hours on the bike on Sunday, no problems (though towards the end I started feeling...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 184,001
Posted By Corbets
Yeah, I've been a member here for a while, but I...

Yeah, I've been a member here for a while, but I visit the F800Riders forum more regularly, since it's focused on my baby. I'm traveling this week, but when I get back I'll try to post on or two...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2011, 01:59 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 184,001
Posted By Corbets
Great bike, man. I've had a 2010 Alpine White...

Great bike, man. I've had a 2010 Alpine White version since August as my very first bike. I love it, and it's 100% clear to me that I made the right choice! I had to get the higher seat (I'm about...
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